Community Outreach & Involvement

Childbirth, Maternity and Parenting

2017 Childbirth Education Schedule


To register for a class or for information regarding individual fee structures, please
call 1-877-597-6348.

The following classes are held at
UH St. John Medical Center Building 2, Auditorium B
29000 Center Ridge Road, Westlake

Family Suites Unit Tour (UH St. John Medical Center)

Please meet in the main lobby of the hospital (just outside the cafeteria). A tour of the Family Suites unit will be provided, as well as the Holistic Birth Center (if unoccupied). Information on the unit will be provided as well as opportunities for questions.

Date and Times: 4th Monday of every month 7:30pm.


#3103-Holistic Birth Options

This class will cover a variety of birthing options including natural childbirth options, the use of hydrotherapy during labor and birth, aromatherapy, therapeutic use of music, and relaxation techniques in an effort to achieve a satisfying birth experience. You will be introduced to the services offered by a midwife or doula.

Cost: No fee.
Date and Times: 2nd Monday of the month 7:30 – 9 p.m.

#3104-Childbirth Classes (5-week class) includes Infant Care

Preparation for childbirth can increase the joyful experience and confidence of the mother-to-be and her partner. Learn about nutrition, exercise, relaxation, breathing techniques, pain management options, and the birth process.

Cost: $110
Date and Times: Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. January 10 thru February 7 May 9 thru June 6 October 10 thru November 7

#3105-“Just the Facts” Saturday Childbirth Class (1 Saturday class)

An overview of the same topics covered in our 5 week Childbirth Class, condensed for a one day class.

Cost: $85
Date and Times: Saturdays - 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3, NO JULY CLASS, August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, NO DECEMBER CLASS

#3106 Bradley Method of Prepared Childbirth

12 week class The Bradley Method focuses on a natural, unmedicated childbirth in the absence of medical complications. This class stresses the importance of a healthy baby, healthy mom, and healthy family. Emphasis is placed on nutrition, exercise, coaching, and the natural process of labor and birth.

Cost: $150 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Date and Times:

Wednesdays – Session I February 15 thru April 19.
Thursdays – Session II
April 20 thru June 22

Wednesdays – Session III
June 21 thru August 23

Thursdays | Session IV
September 28 thru December 7 (No class11/23/17)

#3107 Infant Care

This class helps to prepare parents in the care of their newborn and what to expect in the first few weeks. The recommended techniques for bathing, diapering, feeding, and swaddling are demonstrated and all questions are answered.

Cost: $30 (no charge if registered for Childbirth Classes)
Date and Times: Tuesdays: 7 – 9:30 p.m. January 3, February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, Tues - July 11, August 1, September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5

The followiing classes are held at
UH Community Outreach, Suite R
29160 Center Ridge Road, Westlake
Call 1-877-597-6348 for reservation.

#3108 Breastfeeding Group

Come and meet with other moms who have experienced the joy of breastfeeding and have all your questions answered. This group is facilitated by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.

Cost: No Fee.
Date and Times: Wednesdays – 10:00 am – Noon

The followiing classes are held at
UH St. John Medical Center Building 2, Auditorium A
29000 Center Ridge Road, Westlake
RSVP required: 1-877-597-6348

#3109 Daddy Boot Camp

Come to this informative class to help fathers in their new roles as daddies. This class includes hands-on techniques for diapering, cuddling, swaddling, feeding, and bonding. Also, how to best support the new mommy is discussed.

Cost: Free 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Date and Times: 2nd Monday of every other month February 13, April 10, June 12, August 14, October 9, December 11

#3110 Breastfeeding Class

Prepare for the experience of breast-feeding a newborn prior to the baby’s arrival. All questions answered.

Cost: $30 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Date and Times: 2nd Monday every other month January 9, March 13, May 8, July 10, September 11, November 13

UH Westlake Medical Center
960 Claque Road, Westlake 44145
RSVP required: 1-440-779-5793

#3111 Natural Family Planning

A healthy and highly effective way for a couple to understand how a woman’s body works in order to achieve or postpone pregnancy. This class enhances communication and respect for the gift of life. Couples who switch to Natural Family Planning report greater marital intimacy. Classes are taught in a set of three sessions. Participants must attend all three classes.

Cost: $135
Date and Times: 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Session I - February 13, March 13, April 10 Session II - August 14, September 11, October 9

3112 Birth and Beyond

A free, hour long class for expectant couples in the 3rd trimester who are planning on delivering at UH St. John Medical Center. Couples will be given information about the admission process, the birth certificate worksheet, the pain scale, holistic pain relief options as well as common pain medications and side effects, baby pictures, and information about the general routine during your stay at SJMC. A tour of the Family Suites unit is included in the class.

Cost: No fee.
Date and Times: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. February 2, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5, July 3, August 7, September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4

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